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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 22, 2015

Charleston heroin dealer pleads guilty in federal court

Charleston, W.Va. –  Christopher Strick, 36, of Charleston, West Virginia pled guilty today in federal court in Charleston to distribution of heroin, announced United States Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Strick admitted that on January 13, 2012, he sold heroin to a confidential informant working with the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (“MDent”) in exchange for $200.00. The transaction occurred at defendant’s Edgewood Drive residence.

Strick faces up to twenty years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine when sentenced on September 22, 2015.

This case is being prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of heroin and prescription drugs.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal heroin and pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District.

Updated June 22, 2015